Laos to develop expressway linking Houaphanh with Viet Nam

The Government of Laos has agreed with contractors to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of an expressway from Houaphanh province to the border with Viet Nam under an agreement signed recently, Vientiane Times reported.
Illustrative image. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Illustrative image. (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inked between the government, Daochaleun Construction and THB Group, the 80-km expressway would run from Huanmuang district in Houaphanh to the Nam Soi - Na Meo International Border Checkpoint at the border between Laos and Viet Nam.

It would be constructed under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model as part of the fourth phase of a larger expressway construction project linking Vientiane Capital with Houaphanh, for which a feasibility study is already underway.

It is expected that the construction of the section linking Houaphanh to Viet Nam would take up to four years to complete.

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(Source: VNA)